Visit the Hartsbrook School Holiday Fair, Saturday, November 21st in Hadley, MA! Enjoy King Winter, roving musicians, unique crafts to make and buy, candle dipping, jump rope making, games, food, and pony rides. See the marionette performance by their Early Childhood teachers. Come experience the wonder that abounds at the Hartsbrook School Holiday Fair! There is nothing else like it! Saturday, November 21st. 10:00am – 4:00pm, 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA. www.hartsbrook.org
Art Supporting Music — The annual Little Drummer Craft Fair returns to the Franklin County Technical School (82 Industrial Blvd) in Turners Falls on Saturday, November 21 from 9am-3:30pm. This juried craft fair features over 65 artists & craftspeople from throughout the Pioneer Valley and beyond, presenting their unique handcrafted products. All proceeds from this event benefit FCTS Music and award-winning FCTS Renegades Drumline. Support the annual FCTS food drive – bring 2 canned goods to donate to the food drive and receive a ticket to a raffle drawing. Help make this the biggest food drive ever! Admission is free, plenty of free parking, and completely ADA accessible. Lunch and baked goods available, prepared by FCTS culinary students.
Nov 21, 27 & 28
See Eric Carle books come to life in Amherst at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! Picture Book Theatre presents: Rooster’s Off to See The World and “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said The Sloth. Featuring a talented cast of young dancers from Amherst Ballet, Picture Book Theatre features costumes, large puppets, and stick puppets, all in the style of Carle’s vibrant illustrations. The 45-minute performances will take place at the following times: November 21 at 2pm, November 27 & 28 at 2pm & 3pm. Tickets are $6 and can be reserved in advance by calling The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 413-658-1126. Museum admission is not required to see the performance. Visit www.carlemuseum.org for details.
The Shelburne Falls Autumn Market will take place on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School on Mechanic Street in Shelburne Falls from 11am-4pm. Local farms, artisans, crafters, and bakers will be selling their wares just in time for Thanksgiving. A Tea Cup Auction of local goods will be held, local musicians will be playing, and ready-to-eat luncheon offerings will be available throughout the day. The event is free with free parking. For more information visit: www.shelburnefallsfarmersmarket.org.
Springfield Museums Holiday Happenings, and Opening of Gingerbread Exhibit Friday: November 27 from 10am-5pm. Start the holiday season off right with the Springfield Museums’ “Holiday Happenings” event! There will be loads of family activities, a performance of A Christmas Carol by the Puppet People, and the opening of this year’s Seussian Holiday Gingerbread exhibit, plus music by the Springfield Sci-Tech Band, TEN31’s living Red Poinsettia sculpture, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, all free with museum admission. For more information, visit springfieldmuseums.org or call 413-263-6800 ext. 488.
Nov 21 – Mar 12
Get your kids skating & playing: Amherst Hockey Association‘s popular on-ice Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs run Nov 21-March 12 for ages 4-8, with a new All-Girls Learn to Play team option. Learn to Skate is Saturdays from 1-2:20; Learn to Play is Saturdays 2:30-3:50 with mini-games on Sundays beginning in December. Girls’ House Team for ages 9-15 begins Nov 19 through mid-March with two practices per week plus additional, optional on- and off-ice events with their Girls’ Division. The focus is fun! Parents can watch their kids skate with confidence in the Mullins Community Rink at UMass, the warmest rink in Western Massachusetts. Amherst Hockey Association www.amhersthockey.org or Dan Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
At River Valley Co-op on December 2nd, 6:30-8pm: Finding the Money for Home Solar & Weatherization. In this workshop participants will discuss solar incentives, including the Mass Solarize Program and the low-cost Solar Loan Program. Participants will also learn about rebates and 0% loans to help pay for insulation, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, solar hot water heating, and much more. Learn how to create a more comfortable, healthier, and energy efficient home for all seasons! All workshops are free and everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 413-584-2665 to reserve your spot today. River Valley Co-op is located at 330 North King Street, Northampton, MA. www.rivervalleymarket.coop.
Open House: Dec 5
Rumpus! — Saturday, Dec. 5th, 10am-2pm: The Center School’s Admissions Open House and Enchanted Indoor Forest. All are welcome to the Center School campus for the annual Rumpus Open House and Yggdrasil Enchanted Indoor Forest. All classrooms will be open and teachers will be leading creative, nature-based, arts activities. Come explore Yggdrasil–the mighty oak tree from Norse mythology which houses 9 magical realms: spirit animal cave, transfiguration, archery, forest photoscape, dragon academy and more. Sweet, warm and savory foods will be available for purchase. Meet teachers, parents and students and learn about what makes the Center School special. All activities are free and open to the public. For more info visit centerschool.net.
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